12-09-2009 10:47 AM
We are currently using BES 4.1. It is installed on 1 server with the databases on the same server. We are moving BES onto a new server with SQL 2005 on that server and need to upgrade to version 5 in the process. Could anyone please offer advice on the best way to do this.
Should we upgrade to 5 on the existing server and then move the databases and users over to the new server with a fresh install of version 5 or is there a better way?
Thanks in advance.
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12-09-2009 11:12 AM - edited 12-09-2009 11:13 AM
Since BES 5.0 is so different, I would set it up all on its own and on its own instance on SQL. You can create another instance on SQL with out a reboot too.
Once tested and running, use transporter to move users over which will not require any activation.
Make sure the encryption level is the same on both servers.
Here is most of the documentation you need will to install and administer the BB 5.0 server:
Server 5.0 Upgrade Paths:
Server 5.0 Intsallation Support:
Server 5.0 Upgarde guide:
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Resource Kit Docs and Files
Server 5.0 Admin Tutorial:
All Server guides:
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